Book Covers To Be Thankful For, by Dani Eide
Have you ever BOUGHT a book based on the cover alone?! (Of course, you have! We ALL have…) Book covers are the art that draw readers to the books they read… That why the design of book covers are so important. Their art translates the entirety of the book into a single visual element – […]
Books with Creepy Settings, by Dani Eide
This is the perfect time of year to talk about creepy settings in books! There are all sorts of creepy creatures of the night that haunt All Hallow’s Eve… vampires, ghosts, zombies, the list can go on for quite a while… populate any location with these and you will have a pretty creepy place… BUT […]
October Sequels Release Day, by Clare Dugmore
Don’t you just love that feeling when you’ve been waiting for a much loved series to return, and the day finally arrives? [Much like fans of The CW’s DC superhero shows must be feeling this week!] Well we have our own trio of “returns” for you, too, as three much-loved CQ series release their second […]
99 Cents Sale on 4 Titles, by Clare Dugmore
We have an end of the month treat for fans of urban fantasy, and sci-fi, as four titles buy some of CQ’s most prolific authors are on sale. The Dead Detective, Ghosts of Christmas Present, and Deadbeat Dad, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard Jr, as well as Hand of Raziel by Matthew S. Cox, […]
Flash Sales, by Clare Dugmore
Thanks to a glitch on Amazon, a number of titles are on sale, including digital and paperback releases, for an unknown duration. Be sure to grab a bargain while the sales are still in effect! Static Mayhem, by Edward Aubry. Digital editioncurrenty 99 Cents A year after the world was thrown into magical chaos, Harrison […]
Double 99 Cents Sale, by Clare Dugmore
Good news, book lovers! We have two titles on offer for you for a limited period. Wilbert Stanton’s recently released steampunk take on the fey world and Greek mythology, GEARS OF FATE, is 99 cents from July 25 – 26. Edward Aubry’s post-apoclyptic fantasy, PRELUDE TO MAYHEM, is 99 cents July 25 – 27, in […]
Author Event at Lansdowne Woods, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is excited to announce that Courtney Sloan, Keith Fentonmiller, and Adriana Arrington will be at Lansdowne Woods, VA on Wednesday July 19, speaking about the inspiration for their stories, the publishing process, and forthcoming subscription box service CQ are soon to launch, followed by short readings of their novels, and questions from those […]
Reviews: the Good, the Bad, and the Necessary, by Jordan Elizabeth
When my first book, ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, came out in 2014, I talked about it constantly.  Family, friends, and coworkers were happy (I assume they were happy!) to buy a copy.  Whenever I sold one to them, I asked that when they were done, they leave a review. They would lift their eyebrows at […]
Teaching Grit, by Dani Eide
Recently I read an article* about the characteristics of grit and how important it is for success. In the article it says: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, grit in the context of behavior is defined as “firmness of character; indomitable spirit.” Strength is a much touted personality trait that is a part of nearly every […]
The Culture of Now – A Writer Mom’s Teaching Moment, by J. Lynn Else
Has anyone else noticed that we’re living in a culture of “now?”  My daughter will often say something at home to the effect of: “Mommy, I’d like to learn to knit.”  Typically, my response would be, “that sounds like a fun idea.”  She will then reply with, “I want to learn now.”  And when she […]